The Public sector at Art Basel Miami sites work by some of the world's leading and emerging artists into the cityscape of Miami Beach. For the third consecutive year, Public will transform Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space with large-scale sculpture, video, installation and live performance. Produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art, the sector includes works presented by the show's international galleries. A night of performances and events, free and open to the public, traditionally opens this sector. Curated for the first time by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, this year's edition of Public will reflect Baume's deep commitment to and relationship with art in the public sphere.
The sculpture park will feature two works by gallery artist Tom Friedman. ‘Untitled (peeing figure)' 2012 is a self-portrait sculpture cast in highly polished stainless steel that depicts a life-sized man standing mid-pose in the act of urinating. The second work is ‘Untitled (Huddle)' 2013, a new sculptural arrangement featuring seven figures made of aluminium foil.
The sculpture park will run from Thursday 5 December until Sunday 8 December 2013.